Elizabeth Johnston Presents

The Writing Weekend Event

Gain Confidence ~ Overcome Writing Blocks ~ Kick-start Your Creativity

Oct

20-22

  • 20 - 22 October, 2017 - EST

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Make room in your life for creativity and have fun in the process.

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Do you want to write but find it hard to find time, motivation or ideas? Then this challenge is for you!

Over the course of a weekend, get writing prompts that will kick-start your creativity. You can post your writing in the private Facebook group, and be part of a community of like-minded individuals who want to make room in their life for their creative goals, too.

DEADLINE to Register: Noon on Thursday, 19 October 2017

Is  This For You?

  • The writing challenge is designed to get you writing!
  • So, anyone who wants to start or revive a writing practice will benefit.
  • Whether you're an aspiring writer or a lapsed writer, this is the place to kick-start your creativity.
  • If you write for a living and crave the opportunity to have fun and play with words, this challenge is for you!
  • The writing challenge is a no-judgment, all-creative zone for you to experience the joy of personal expression.

Are you ready to have fun?

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  • Gain Confidence

    Gain the confidence you need by sharing your writing everyday

  • Overcome Writing Blocks

    Say “no” to writers’ block! Leave your grade school writing nightmares behind! Have fun again when you express your thoughts through writing.

  • Kick-Start Creativity

    Surprise yourself with the depth of your perspective and imagination.

How It Works

  • The writing challenge will take place in a private Facebook group.
  • Over the course of the weekend, you'll get access to the writing prompts.
  • Choose your prompt, and write in any genre you like -- memoir, fiction, or poetry, etc.
  • To make it fun and easy to participate, though, it's recommended you set your timer to five minutes, write, and then post your response in the group, in the thread created for your writing.
  • Your response can be as long as you like, but pieces between 250 & 300 words are recommended.
  • After you post, you can leave positive and encouraging comments for others who have posted their fresh, hot-off-the-press writing in the daily thread.

It's that easy! And that fun!

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Your Writing Challenge Host

  • About Your Writing Coach: Elizabeth Johnston is passionate about writing. With over 20 years of teaching experience, she is a skillful workshop facilitator. Elizabeth takes great joy in cultivating environments where creativity can flourish for those in her classes at university and in private workshops. Her book No Small Potatoes, for which she was awarded a Canada Council Writing Grant, was published in 2008. In 2013, she was awarded a professional development grant from CUPFA to write, direct and produce a video poem, Keepsake. She was also the script consultant for a short film that showed at Cannes in 2013Her poetry has been anthologized in the book, A Room at the Heart of Things, and she has had many articles published in major newspapers and magazines.

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Get Writing in the Free Writing Challenge!

October 20 - 22, 2017 - EST

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Refund Policy

  1. If you change your mind up to four weeks before the start of any seminar or workshop, refunds less $40 will be happily given.
  2. If you change your mind up to two weeks before the start of any seminar or workshop, a refund less than $60 will be given.
  3. There are no refunds for manuscript evaluations or personal consultations.
  4. If the event you have signed up for is cancelled, a full refund will be given.